South African woman becomes first legal foreign same-sex spouse in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As hundreds of same-sex couples married legally for the first time in Taiwan today (May 24), a South African woman became the first foreigner legally joined in Taiwan as a same...

Taiwanese engineer creates FB filter that blocks all Han Kuo-yu news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese have been blasted with wall-to-wall coverage of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for months on TV screens, radio waves, newspapers, billboards, and social media...

First Russian Siberia Airlines flight lands in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first flight of Russian airline Siberia Airlines, also known as S7 Airlines, is slated to land at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport today (May 24). Siberia Airlines h...

Taipei same-sex couple becomes first in Taiwan and Asia to legally marry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As same-sex marriage registrations begin today following the Legislative Yuan's passing of Asia's first same-sex marriage law, the first couple officially wed this morn...

Taiwan gym owner draws fire after anti-LGBT Facebook post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, the expat owner of a popular fitness gym in Taipei posted a controversial image and incendiary text that quickly outraged many T...

China cries foul after Sweden's NA refers to Taiwan as 'country' that should attend WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Nerikes Allehanda (NA), Sweden's leading newspaper, recognized Taiwan as a country that deserved to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA), China demanded it make a c...

2 Japanese AV idols gush over Taiwan police for busting piracy ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Japanese adult film stars thanked Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) and New Taipei Police for working hard to snatch two men who allegedly sold thousands of ...

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocks E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jarred Hualien County at 2:12 p.m. this afternoon (May 23), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 6.3 ki...

2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait for 5th time this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that two U.S. warships sailed north through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (May 22). The MND issued a statement Thursday...

Five NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery tickets still not claimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Five Taiwan receipt lottery tickets from the January-February draw worth NT$10 million (US$317,000) each have yet to be claimed, while three winners of the NT$2 million prize h...

Taiwan's CWB issues heavy rain alert today, major front coming Mon.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for four counties and cities in central Taiwan today (May 23) as a cloud system has shifted east from southern...

Japanese filmmaker shoots mind-boggling 'multiverse' video of scooters in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo has created a stunning time-lapse video that shows countless Taiwanese commuters somehow living parallel lives in what he describes as a "...

Video shows hot pot explode as Chinese waitress tries to fish out lighter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video has surfaced of a vat of boiling hot pot broth explode on a waitress as she tries to fish out a lighter a customer had dropped in the scalding hot cauldron. On May 15,...

Bulgarian man charged with DUI in Taipei pleads ignorance of law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When a Bulgarian man identified with the Chinese surname Keh (克) was pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) last Wednesday (May 15), he claimed that he was unaware o...

'Taiwan was never defined to be a part of PRC': St. Vincent and Grenadines minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At the opening session of the World Health Assembly on Monday (May 20), St. Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Health Luke Browne delivered a powerful speech outlining the ...